Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

Big Data is everywhere. It’s a buzzphrase in academia, in industry, and at the frontiers of technological and business innovation. IT leaders ...

Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student’s View

Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student's View

Complete with an anatomically impossible figure, an impressive resumé to topple any industry professional, and a set standard of beauty, Barbie has ...

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Will China's Quantum Network Really Be Hack-Proof?

China has announced a 2,000-kilometer quantum communication network, on track to be complete in 2016. The system, which has been tested at very ...

Modular Phones: A Great Concept, But Will Consumers Buy Them?

Modular Phones: A Great Concept, But Will Consumers Buy Them?

It’s been just over a year since Dave Hakkens took an idea for a school project out of the classroom and found ...

Are Internet Satellites the Future of WiFi? Elon Musk and Greg Wyler Are Betting On It

Are Internet Satellites the Future of WiFi? Elon Musk and Greg Wyler Are Betting On It

You may have heard of Project Loon. It's Google's attempt to bring Internet connection to the two-thirds of the world that remain unconnected, ...

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

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Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student’s View

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| November 21, 2014

Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

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Big Data is everywhere. It’s a buzzphrase in academia, in industry, and at the frontiers of technological and business innovation. IT leaders such as IBM, Oracle and Cisco, as well as many startups, have invested in big data initiatives. In academia, there are new programs and courses on data science and related topics, including the → Read More

| November 20, 2014

Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student’s View

Computer Engineer Barbie

Complete with an anatomically impossible figure, an impressive resumé to topple any industry professional, and a set standard of beauty, Barbie has properly established an impractical role for young girls to fill. Nonetheless, it can be almost safely assumed that most girls have had at least one Barbie doll in their life; a Barbie with → Read More

| November 19, 2014

Will China’s Quantum Network Really Be Hack-Proof?

Quantum Network

China has announced a 2,000-kilometer quantum communication network, on track to be complete in 2016. The system, which has been tested at very small scales, uses quantum bits or “qubits” to transmit data. The network will be incredibly fast, and theoretically “unhackable,” because any attempt to access the data or encryption key would actually alter → Read More

| November 18, 2014

Modular Phones: A Great Concept, But Will Consumers Buy Them?

The Internet of Things

It’s been just over a year since Dave Hakkens took an idea for a school project out of the classroom and found the support of a massive online community. He created Phonebloks, a customizable smartphone concept with modular components that can be added, interchanged, and upgraded to serve individual consumer needs. Phonebloks was born from → Read More

| November 17, 2014

Are Internet Satellites the Future of WiFi? Elon Musk and Greg Wyler Are Betting On It

Elon Musk with prototype of internet satellite

You may have heard of Project Loon. It’s Google’s attempt to bring Internet connection to the two-thirds of the world that remain unconnected, using high-altitude balloons. Then there’s Facebook and Internet.org’s Connectivity Lab initiative, which hopes to achieve the same result using aerial drones. Now Elon Musk has thrown his hat in the ring as well, partnering with → Read More

| November 14, 2014

Spring Break in Silicon Valley: Application Deadline Nov. 21!

Spring Break in Silicon Valley Poster

Chances are if you’ve been involved on campus or stopped by the iSchool in recent years, you’ve heard something about the Spring Break in Silicon Valley (SBinSV) trip. Over the course of a week during March, students from every college at SU are treated to an experience unlike anything else they’re likely to experience while → Read More

| November 13, 2014

Twitter Trying New Reporting Tool to Reduce Online Harrassment

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If you’ve been on the Syracuse University campus anytime recently, you’ve see an outpouring of support for campaigns against sexual harassment and sexual assault. The Girl Code Movement was started by three SU students, and is a college-focused, anti-sexual assault organization. As well, “Yes Means Yes” is a campus-wide campaign advocating against sexual assault and providing helpful resources for those → Read More

| November 12, 2014

#AlexFromTarget: Marketing Stunt or Social Media Power?

#alexfromtarget and Ellen

We may not know his last name, where he lives, or anything about him aside from the fact that he’s a pretty cute cashier at Target. After a picture was tweeted of him bagging groceries, he rapidly became an Internet sensation. Before long, he was in Los Angeles on set with Ellen DeGeneres.  Countless researchers → Read More

| November 9, 2014

Data Roundup: Data Lives Everywhere–At Work, In History, Even For Babies

Workday uses employee data insights to inform human capital decisions

Business schools are beginning to get into the Big Data game, as institutions like the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business introduced a Master of Business Analytics degree this fall. Companies continue to realize the power of employees that can analyze their data to produce meaningful insights, so more universities are trying develop → Read More

| November 7, 2014

Amazon: Its Expanding List of Business Growing Pains

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It’s no secret by now that Amazon’s third-quarter profit was nonexistent. In fact, it lost $437 million in just three months. Its stock prices have since plummeted 94 cents per share. Investors and critics are still debating about its future earning potential. Here are some of the main points in that discussion: First, about the → Read More